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Cafe MomentumCafe Momentum
764 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Phenomenal vibe. Food is great. But go to meet the most earnest proud teens! More

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Café 43Café 43
1087 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Always good with fresh ingredients and excellent service. Excellent waiter who made the lunch even better! My Crab and Avocado Salad was great; my husband enjoyed the Chicken Enchiladas. For desert my husband and I split the Key Lime Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust—worth every calorie!! More

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MiradorMirador
437 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Beautiful venue, fabulous service and delicious food. It was a perfect place for a graduation lunch. More

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on LamarBob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on Lamar
1606 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Dallas

We had a good meal. They were busy with the ATS members. It was very loud we could barely hear each other. But that’s ok. Two things the server unasked brought us a free onion rings and ice cream dessert. Unfortunately the dessert creeped into our bill. Too late to realize until we were home. We were told valet service was free before we even left home. So the children drove there We had 3 cars I walked in and told the ladies there is no valet. Our tickets were stamped and we told to valet it at the hotel. Then they were unable to free valet it as explained We had to pay to get our cars back. Not the best way to end our night with friends from out of town. More

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Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown DallasZodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas
530 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Went for a company lunch, it was great. Food had good portions and service was great. More

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TacoLingoTacoLingo
26 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Our server was great! Service was fast, especially for it being packed with concert goers and a Friday night. Only downside was no salt on the table. More

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Monica's Mex-Tex CantinaMonica's Mex-Tex Cantina
61 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Monica never disappoints. Great atmosphere, attentive servers, well done! More

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MusumeMusume
407 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Dallas

Service wasn’t bad but lacked attentiveness. Overall restaurant had a comfortable ambience. Food was good. Lacked presentation, but quality was great. More

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Meso Maya - Downtown DallasMeso Maya - Downtown Dallas
1832 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Always a great meal and a great place to go for lunch or dinner. It is very loud and energetic. Service is fast, friendly staff, they always honor the reservation. More

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The French RoomThe French Room
2188 reviews
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French | Downtown, Dallas

Exceptional service, food. Great presentation. Cannot wait to go back. More

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Open PaletteOpen Palette
8 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Such a great experience! I’m not a cauliflower person nor a green bean, but my goodness, I might be now after trying both of their dishes. Their cocktails are super delicious too, cleverly named after the color they are (super easy to remember). Try the brown cocktail, ummmm! More

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Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckFive Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
7456 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, Dallas

Everything was perfect. We will come back for sure More

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Corrientes 348 Argentinian SteakhouseCorrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse
383 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Dallas

Pro's - every dish we had was a hit, starting with the fried cheese, additional appetizers, and then the main courses. Everyone in our group loved the steaks. Wine list was extensive and had the options we wanted. Service was attentive and friendly. The total cost of the meal was also a good value. Con's - we had an appetizer sort of lost / delivered late. Ended up being a 2.5 hour meal. We also weren't able to get a private room for our large group. Overall, loved the experience and would go back and recommend to others. More

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Y.O. Ranch SteakhouseY.O. Ranch Steakhouse
1659 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Dallas

The Elk loin was excellent, but I was disappointed with the Brussels sprouts side that I ordered. More

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Bison Bar & GrillBison Bar & Grill
2 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

This is great hidden gem on Ross. While the layout is that of a sports bar, with lots of TV’s and great drinks , it’s the food that makes it special . Had the Bison burger and my wife the bison steak . Both tasted wonderful, bison tastes better and is better for you as a lean meat. I highly recommend this as the best burgers in Dallas . More

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Flora Street CafeFlora Street Cafe
1032 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Dallas

Great food!! Ice tea was the best. More

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Dakota's SteakhouseDakota's Steakhouse
2517 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Dallas

Really good service and the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back. More

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CBD ProvisionsCBD Provisions
1180 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Food was exceptional and cocktails were creative and delicious! Great place for date night. You can come dressed up or casual and fit in just fine. More

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City Hall Bistro at the Adolphus HotelCity Hall Bistro at the Adolphus Hotel
219 reviews
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European | Downtown, Dallas

Great Mediterranean genre restaurant that is on the Adolphus Hotel. Excellent food. Definitely worth a visit - you’ll end up going more than once. The wagyu beef hummus dish is a superb array of flavor and texture. More

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Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang PuckNasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck
21 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

It was good! More

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AmericanoAmericano
464 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown, Dallas

I’ve been here many times and every time the food gets better! More

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Miriam CocinaMiriam Cocina
13 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Great service, food! More

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Dallas Fish MarketDallas Fish Market
1261 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Very good food in nice, relaxed atmosphere. The champagne and sushi bite aperitif was wonderful! More

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Pakpao Thai - Design DistrictPakpao Thai - Design District
168 reviews
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Thai | Downtown, Dallas

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Our waiter was new & didn’t know about a dish I was thinking about ordering so he said he would have the manager come answer my questions. The manager never came & I was told he was too busy bar tending & answering the phone. That’s very poor management in my eyes..... there was nobody at the bar & maybe 4-5 other tables of customers in the restaurant. I watched him after that & he never looked busy. Probably won’t go back for this reason. Food was good though. More

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Pyramid Restaurant and BarPyramid Restaurant and Bar
464 reviews
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Creative Western | Downtown, Dallas

FOOD WAS AMAZING! SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING! Order the scallops. You won’t be disappointed. We will be back! More

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Fine China at The StatlerFine China at The Statler
158 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Dallas

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Appetizers we had dumplings, ribs good; for dinner Soy Chicken with a side of garlic noodles; it was amazing. The skin was crispy and the meat was very moist and tender. I wanted the Cantonese duck but said they had ran out. The very kind waitress told me when making a reservation you can pre-order the duck. I’ll will be going back we all had a wonderful time. More

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Dallas Chop HouseDallas Chop House
1124 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Dallas

My wife and I ate here after she came for a business meeting. She said the steaks were really good. Everything I had was packed with flavor. Prepare for something very different from what you usually have for dinner. It can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not expecting it. The waiter was top notch! He was fun and would make jokes with you and play along. More

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Texas SpiceTexas Spice
428 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

The food was not the best, the burger was cold. I expected the lettuce & tomato to be cold but so was the meat. Lighting was not good at our table,it was spotty ,depending on which chair you were in. I have had much better for the price. More

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OvereasyOvereasy
55 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Fantastic! Biscuits were amazing! More

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Cafe HerreraCafe Herrera
85 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Downtown, Dallas

Able to accommodate our large group. None of us felt rushed. We all enjoyed our food. Would recommend for any occasion or business event. More

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Buca di Beppo - Park LaneBuca di Beppo - Park Lane
637 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Dallas

Was taken there for my birthday. So much fun.there were six of us. Waiter J.R. Was over the top good! He had quite a few tables, but we were well taken care of. My favorites were the Arrabbiata pizza and the fried macaroni appetizer and the delicious Gorgonzola Salad. We all had fun! More

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - DallasHouse of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas
980 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

My best friend and I came to eat at House Of Blues because we were attending the BBMAK concert! The food was delicious, the drinks were great, and service was outstanding. I highly recommend the Shrimp appetizer and the fries appetizer! Thanks for a delicious meal and an amazing concert afterwards! We will be back! More

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NOLA BrasserieNOLA Brasserie
129 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, Dallas

I was a little concerned when we walked in and only two tables had customers but we looked at the menu and instantly identified 4 items we wanted to try. As we ate the restaurant slowly filled and by the time we left it was packed. I had a delicious ground wild boar sandwich, my wife had a great po' boy, my 3 daughters had chicken floretine, catfish and the pulled pork sandwich. Everyone devoured their meal and we finished off the lunch with their bread pudding which was outstanding. Our waiter was prompt and funny and attentive. The manager brought my wife a rose afterwards for Mother's Day. We loved our meal and will be back! More

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Nice place, unique atmosphere, reasonable-ish brunch for a special occasion. More

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Black Ship Little KatanaBlack Ship Little Katana
89 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown, Dallas

Excellent sushi and service. Location and parking (validated!) is perfect for those in Downtown. More

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Wild Salsa - DallasWild Salsa - Dallas
634 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Great food and great service! Colby was fantastic and took great care of our large group! More

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3Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails3Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails
182 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

We had a very nice evening.. brittany was very helpfull.. her advices were perfect.. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, its very cozy... More

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RJ Mexican CuisineRJ Mexican Cuisine
237 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

The food was absolutely amazing but our watier could use some work attitude was like he didn’t want to be there but overall food was wonderful l. More

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Spaghetti Warehouse - DallasSpaghetti Warehouse - Dallas
188 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Dallas

We had a wonderful time and a FANTASTIC waitress named Amber!! Our group loved her so much!! She made our experience wonderful! More

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Don't Tell Supper ClubDon't Tell Supper Club
157 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Had a great experience and the chicken was absolutely perfect. More

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TorTacoTorTaco
26 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Downtown, Dallas

Food was fabulous - my son couldn't stop talking about the beer batter fries! I LOVED the truffle-steak rice bowl. So close to the Arts District, this may become our regular stop! More

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Hard Rock Cafe - DallasHard Rock Cafe - Dallas
104 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

I had the best dining experience today. There was barely any other people in there when we walked but everyone was very attentive to us. Our server was great. She made sure we had everything we needed but didn’t hover. The burger tasted great. It was a perfect time to come in and escape from the heat for a little bit. More

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Elm Street Cask & KitchenElm Street Cask & Kitchen
20 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Let me start with the positives. The food was excellent, and definitely worth a try. Their whiskey selection is amazing, so if you’re a brown liquor kind of person also a reason to check it out. The issue is that they are new and haven’t balanced out how to staff properly, which hurt the service. If they can figure that part out this place will be successful. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - West EndTGI FRIDAYS - West End
19 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Dining outdoors in April was a treat. We were greeted and seated right away, and our server was friendly and kept us supplied with all we needed. It was a great setting to get to know a new acquaintance just made at a conference held nearby. Delicious food, pleasant ambiance--though the place across the narrow street was a bit noisy. Otherwise, fantastic! More

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Deep Sushi - DallasDeep Sushi - Dallas
38 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Dallas

Excellent Sushi and our favorite in Dallas. Enjoy! More

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Funk Da Fried Chicken & Fish - Spring AveFunk Da Fried Chicken & Fish - Spring Ave
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Southern | Downtown, Dallas

Please return soon for more information on Funk da Fried Fish & Chicken.More

The Pop-Up KitchenThe Pop-Up Kitchen
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Chef Jared Pierre Owner of JaredPierre Catering present to you "The Pop-Up Kitchen" I wanted to come up with a once an every other month concept where people can come and enjoy differnt menus put together by chefs joined with JaredPierre to make a mark on the food scene. "Good food, Good drinks and a Good atmosphere." More

Draft Sport BarDraft Sport Bar
1 review
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Draft Sports Bar and Lounge located in the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas is a local destination sports lounge for our community to enjoy their favorite sports team in action. We feature innovative cocktails, local craft beers, food from scratch from our kitchen and amazing service! DRAFT sports lounge features 23 flat screen HDTVs and vibrant music. Did we mention we have a karaoke room?

Regarding our new fresh and locally sourced products seen on our menu; we feature delicious appetizers, such as Spinach Artichoke Dip, Popcorn Shrimp, Chickpea Hummus, Home Made Rosemary Potato Chips and a few more. Our entrees include Carne Asada Salad, Double Cheese Burger served with our secret sauce, Shrimp Tacos and The Turkey BLT. Lastly you MUST try our Warm Gooey Brownie Dessert...Best in Texas!
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Centric Bar and Grill at the Marriott DallasCentric Bar and Grill at the Marriott Dallas
8 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Booked for a group of 10 while attending a national meeting. Awesome private room with view of restaurant - server was outstanding, Brie was amazing! More

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Venetian Room @ Fairmont DallasVenetian Room @ Fairmont Dallas
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Stunning and opulent, the newly renovated Venetian Room is often described as 'legendary'. As Dallas' best known cabaret club, The Venetian Room has hosted beloved celebrities from around the world including Marlene Dietrich, Sonny and Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Ike & Tina Turner, Jerry Lewis, Bernadette Peters, Eartha Kitt and more. Celebrate new beginnings in one of the most sought-after locations in the city and take part in the incredible history of The Venetian Room.More

Minami sushiMinami sushi
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Sushi | Downtown, Dallas

Upscale Japanese and sushi restaurant that will provide an inventive spin on classic dishes. More

Cooking with INCOGNITOCooking with INCOGNITO
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International | Downtown, Dallas

I’ve always had a passion for cooking, but my friends are what made me take it to the next level. Being lucky to have a large group of friends I found that over time some would fall away from the pack. For the best reasons. They fell in love, started families, and moved to the burbs. They were still my friends, they just didn’t keep the same schedule anymore. I was determined not to let that keep me from them! Sometime in 2015, I began the Cooking with INCOGNITO project. I took my love and knowledge of food and delivered it to my friends directly. I called everyone that had kids, a new house, or a new life and I scheduled the time to cook with them one-on-one. I brought everything we would need, pots, pans, groceries, everything! I’d make a meal and catch-up. It was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. Now I’ll be providing my services to my neighbors. As the exclusive personal chef to the Ascent at Victory Park.More

Downtown Dallas Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Dallas's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Cafe MomentumCafe Momentum
764 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Phenomenal vibe. Food is great. But go to meet the most earnest proud teens! More

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Café 43Café 43
1087 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Always good with fresh ingredients and excellent service. Excellent waiter who made the lunch even better! My Crab and Avocado Salad was great; my husband enjoyed the Chicken Enchiladas. For desert my husband and I split the Key Lime Cheesecake with Macadamia Nut Crust—worth every calorie!! More

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MiradorMirador
437 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

Beautiful venue, fabulous service and delicious food. It was a perfect place for a graduation lunch. More

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on LamarBob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on Lamar
1606 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Dallas

We had a good meal. They were busy with the ATS members. It was very loud we could barely hear each other. But that’s ok. Two things the server unasked brought us a free onion rings and ice cream dessert. Unfortunately the dessert creeped into our bill. Too late to realize until we were home. We were told valet service was free before we even left home. So the children drove there We had 3 cars I walked in and told the ladies there is no valet. Our tickets were stamped and we told to valet it at the hotel. Then they were unable to free valet it as explained We had to pay to get our cars back. Not the best way to end our night with friends from out of town. More

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TacoLingoTacoLingo
26 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Our server was great! Service was fast, especially for it being packed with concert goers and a Friday night. Only downside was no salt on the table. More

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Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang PuckNasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck
21 reviews
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American | Downtown, Dallas

It was good! More

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Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown DallasZodiac at Neiman Marcus – Downtown Dallas
530 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Dallas

Went for a company lunch, it was great. Food had good portions and service was great. More

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Monica's Mex-Tex CantinaMonica's Mex-Tex Cantina
61 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Dallas

Monica never disappoints. Great atmosphere, attentive servers, well done! More

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Flora Street CafeFlora Street Cafe
1032 reviews
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Southwest | Downtown, Dallas

Great food!! Ice tea was the best. More

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Corrientes 348 Argentinian SteakhouseCorrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse
383 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Dallas

Pro's - every dish we had was a hit, starting with the fried cheese, additional appetizers, and then the main courses. Everyone in our group loved the steaks. Wine list was extensive and had the options we wanted. Service was attentive and friendly. The total cost of the meal was also a good value. Con's - we had an appetizer sort of lost / delivered late. Ended up being a 2.5 hour meal. We also weren't able to get a private room for our large group. Overall, loved the experience and would go back and recommend to others. More

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Discover Downtown

The city that gave us the frozen margarita machine, Dallas is a thriving metropolis in north-central Texas that's constantly evolving. Are you craving an award-winning brew to wash down your hand-tossed pizza? Are you in the mood for fresh seafood served with creative sides? Are you up for trying some lobster macaroni and cheese or pastry puffs dripping with truffle oil? You'll find all of this in downtown Dallas along with upscale steakhouses, family restaurants with kid-friendly menus, quaint bistros and cafes, and even rolling food trucks and a few speakeasy-style bars! Of course, you can't spend any time in downtown Dallas and not try some of city's iconic dishes; these include lobster dumplings, brisket tacos, "corny dogs," and anything barbecued or fried.

Discover Downtown

The city that gave us the frozen margarita machine, Dallas is a thriving metropolis in north-central Texas that's constantly evolving. Are you craving an award-winning brew to wash down your hand-tossed pizza? Are you in the mood for fresh seafood served with creative sides? Are you up for trying some lobster macaroni and cheese or pastry puffs dripping with truffle oil? You'll find all of this in downtown Dallas along with upscale steakhouses, family restaurants with kid-friendly menus, quaint bistros and cafes, and even rolling food trucks and a few speakeasy-style bars! Of course, you can't spend any time in downtown Dallas and not try some of city's iconic dishes; these include lobster dumplings, brisket tacos, "corny dogs," and anything barbecued or fried.